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Rhonda Dorren talks about 11 Weight Loss Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Keep in mind: no one is admired for failing to achieve the impossible

1.Following Dr. Oz and doing everything he suggests

Dr. Oz delivers good information on his shows but if you try to do everything he suggests, it is dazing and confusing.

2.Being ill-prepared

The preparation stage is this most important stage, because without planning, we set ourselves up for failure.

3.Expecting constant weight Loss

This is one of the biggest reasons not to weigh yourself more than once a week.

4.Choosing a wrong course of action

Knowing your goal is important. Do you want to shape up, lose weight or both? The difference between these goals decides very different courses of action.

5.Eating less and thinking it`s better

If your body is not getting the proper nutrients and calories, it affects your body`s metabolism. In “starvation mode” your body starts holding onto every calorie you give it. This makes weight loss much slower or impossible and subsequent weight gain more likely.

6.Having unrealistic expectations

Unrealistic expectations guarantee disappointment.

7.Continuing with poor eating habits

Refined grains, added sugars, and added fats remain the cornerstone of fast, take-out food. These foods are less expensive than fresh and nutritious foods, and are seemingly easier for busy lifestyles. Continuing to eat these foods while trying to lose weight is an oxymoron and ultimately fulfills the notion of “I just can`t lose weight.”

8.Running on the treadmill for hours

The amount of calories you burn is useful but not for hours. The number of calories the machine tells you that you burned includes the number of calories you would have burned any way without exercising. Working your muscles with resistance is much more helpful than hours and hours on the treadmill.

9.Not focusing on lean muscle

For a normal healthy ratio of fat to muscle, the general rule of thumb is that a lightly active woman burns about 13 calories and a man about 14 calories per pound per day. Fat burns about 2-3 calories while muscle burns approximately 6-9 calories per day. If you add lean muscle to your body, you increase the number of calories your body burns each day.

10.Exercising too much

Exercising too much can be bad for you. Exercise bulimia is a medical problem in which people use exercising (to an extreme) instead of vomiting to purge food excesses. Exercise bulimia can be dangerous and take a toll on your heart, muscles and joints.

11.Satisfy cravings with diet junk food treats

The sources of true cravings are your mouth and head, not your belly, and leave you seeking fatty, salty and sweet foods. It is true that when all you really want is a chocolate chip cookie or that slice of pizza, it seems impossible to focus on anything else until you take that first bite. Have ammunition in place, against mindless snacking. Inhaling a peppermint scent helps you thwart that moment in time when you want to succumb to cravings.

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Super User Saturday, 12 May 2012

this article hits a lot of misconceptions......I agree Dr. Oz is good but WAY too many suggestions to pick and choose from....the exercise bulimia makes total senses as well....extremely well written and I like the fact they are all there in bullit form to remind us.....thanks soo much Rhonda!

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